Saving the Spectacled Bear of Deepest, Darkest Colombia

Hailing from deepest, darkest Colombia, the spectacled bear is the only species of bear to live in South America. Sadly, in the wild their numbers are plummeting, mostly as a result of habitat destruction. Very little is known about the biology of these elusive animals, which live secretive lives high in the Andes mountain range. This means we do not have the information necessary to help them survive in a rapidly changing world.

Come and find out how scientists at the Earlham Institute are using genetics and cutting-edge technology to learn about the hidden lives of spectacled bears in Colombia and, in doing so, helping the conservation of these magnificent and important animals. Don’t forget your marmalade sandwiches!

Adam Ciezarek is a postdoctoral scientist at the Earlham Institute on the Norwich Research Park.

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Earlham Institute

Monday 21 October
12pm–12.30pm
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 12+

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